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Early Cheyenne Reservoir

 
 
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By Barry Swackhamer, May 27, 2016
1. Early Cheyenne Reservoir Marker
Inscription. The exposed rock wall in front of you once formed part of an early Cheyenne Reservoir constructed in the mid 1880's. Water came by wooden pipe across the USDA Agriculture Research Station, Warren Air Force Base and Frontier Park. From here it was piped to a steam powered pump station where the present library now stands.
The reservoir had a wooden roof from where patrons of the Frontier Days would watch rodeo activities. By 1935 the roof deteriorated and was removed. The reservoir was then filled with dirt for safety. By then Cheyenne has other water reservoirs for municipal uses. For many years the site appeared to be an odd dirt mound. The Cheyenne Botanic Gardens exposed this corner of the reservoir as part of its landscape in 1989.
 
Erected 1990 by Beta Sigma Phi Preceptor Alpha Chapter.
 
Location. 41° 9.377′ N, 104° 49.913′ W. Marker is in Cheyenne, Wyoming, in Laramie County. Marker is on Carey Avenue near South Lions Park Drive, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 4401 Carey Avenue, Cheyenne WY 82001, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Union Pacific Steam Engine #1242 (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line);
Early Cheyenne Reservoir Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, May 27, 2016
2. Early Cheyenne Reservoir Marker
Cheyenne Frontier Days™ (Part I) (about 600 feet away); Floyd and Edna Young Folk Art Fence (about 600 feet away); The Trails (Part I) (about 600 feet away); Cheyenne Frontier Days™ (Part II) (about 600 feet away); The Trails (Part III) (about 700 feet away); The Trails (Part II) (about 700 feet away); Fort Laramie Trail (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cheyenne.
 
More about this marker. This marker is located in Lions Park near the Botanic Garden.
 
Categories. Man-Made Features
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 16, 2016, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 118 times since then and 38 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 16, 2016, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.
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